Stepping up to meet new challenges
People and businesses across Utah are working hard to adapt in these uncertain times. Here are some inspirational ‘In Utah’ stories.
In March 2019, just one week into the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryan Stringham’s household clutter was at an all-time high, and entertainment options were at an all-time low. Shortly after that he had a stroke of inspiration. “I had to create something that would be...
Since 2017, My Discovery Destination! has provided families with free family fun.
Park City Lodging has been providing visitors to this mountain resort town with a wide assortment of vacation rentals since 1984.
Like many other businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hale Center Theater Orem had to adjust its business model to continue to bring live entertainment to their audiences.
Like many organizations, the Utah Symphony Utah Opera (USUO) were forced to adapt their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moab Gear Trader is a family-owned business at the corner of Main Street in Moab. Marshall Dvorscak has managed this community-oriented gear store since 2014, supplying the small town and its many visitors with outdoor gear.
“It has been a tumultuous year,” said Quinn Dietlein, vice president and executive director of Hale Centre Theatre. “Even though the arts have become a particularly hard-hit industry during the pandemic, Hale Centre Theatre has embodied the popular show business phrase, ‘The show must go on.’”
When the Natural History Museum of Utah closed in March 2020 to help slow the spread of COVID-19, it thought it would be dark for just a week or two. By mid-April, however, it became clear that their “temporary” closure would be extended. Staff members began to prepare for an extended shutdown.
The Alf Engen Ski Museum’s mission is to preserve the ski industry’s rich heritage and share that history with the public. The museum showcases the rich history of skiing in the intermountain region, from its popular school field trip programs to everyday visitors.
Align Spa has been a staple in the Park City community for more than 15 years. As the oldest spa in this mining town, it’s repeatedly voted either the best spa or massage by locals.
Before the pandemic hit, Eva Restaurant was the busiest it had ever been. After 12 years on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, the restaurant was growing, with a record number of employees on its payroll. That quickly changed when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, and the protocols for running a restaurant changed drastically.
Established in 1995, Rodizio Grill was the first Brazilian “churrasco” steakhouse in the United States.
Last spring, The Sweet Tooth Fairy owners on Foothill Drive weren’t sure they would be able to keep the bakery open.
Four years ago, William and Tali Bruce decided to own a chain of restaurants versus operating them.
Mystery Escape Room provides much-needed departures from daily routines for its guests by delivering team-building events for friends, families, and workgroups both in-person and virtually.
The coronavirus pandemic especially hit hard musicians, audio and visual engineers, sound technicians, and many more individuals dependent on events where people gather for their livelihood.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had its share of unintended consequences, but one mountainous community is finding creative ways to confront the challenge of self-isolation.
Stuart Melling, with Gastronomic SLC, is the man in the know when it comes to Utah’s dining scene.
Located in the picturesque Heber Valley, the Homestead Resort in Midway offers its guests a wide variety of activities to choose from on its 168-acre property.
Did you know elephants don’t get cancer, and the roar of a lion can be heard up to five miles away?
Despite 2020’s numerous challenges, Stokes Nature Center (SNC) experienced its most successful year, serving at least 20,000 outdoor enthusiasts in 2020, almost 60% more than the year before, because its staff adapted to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Josie Gayler’s interest in design and 3D printing started in high school after taking a drafting class where the instructor assembled a 3D printer.
When COVID-19 first surfaced in the United States, disinfectant products fast became a hot commodity. But as we all know, the supply could not keep up with the demand.
Leadership is a journey. However, few leaders embark on the type of journey that fosters greatness. That journey is best described as a pilgrimage, a Leadership Pilgrimage.
Recently, cheese produced by Beehive Cheese for the Project Promontory fundraising campaign was donated to the Utah Food Bank. The donation fed approximately 3,375 families.
Jill Johnson, the owner of The Paint Mixer, now says, with a little bit of hindsight, she is grateful for her business being inspired by the late iconic public television personality Bob Ross. One of Ross’s mantras was, “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents,” which is how she approached the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on her business.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Alton Thacker and his friends at Tiny Tim’s Foundation for Kids found a place where you can do that even during the pandemic.
Maven District is home to Salt Lake City’s largest community of female-owned businesses. During the coronavirus pandemic, store owners banded together, and the result is a thriving business community that focuses on giving back.
This year, when ski resorts and shops began shutting down in March due to COVID-19, it cut the company’s revenue stream, which it relies on to survive in its offseason. Several retail partners delayed or canceled orders for next season, causing inventory risk and cash flow issues for 12 months out.
Cache Humane Society is at the center of animal welfare, recovery and adoption activity in its community.
Set at the foot of the picturesque Kaiparowits Plateau in the southern Utah town of Big Water, World Traveler Bed and Breakfast offers two nautically-decorated homes (and some delicious carrot-cake waffles) minutes from Lake Powell.
With roughly 200 restaurants in the greater Park City area, why open another one?
The pandemic is quickly changing how we work and where we work. That means companies need to adapt the way they lead and engage their workforce. Because employees are more likely to be engaged in their jobs if they feel a sense of connection and belonging with their coworkers, creating that connection is more important than ever.
The PuraVida On Main spa, located on historic Main Street in Park City, has a goal to be present in the lives of those around us by giving grace and respect to one another and the community.
Urban Neighborhood Dining at Carson KitchenSpecializing in creative American cuisine and thoughtfully crafted cocktails, Carson Kitchen is built on a philosophy of reimagined comfort food prepared with approachable fine-dining ingredients.
Shaping History Through SculptureCreating unique and specialized statuary for clients from around the globe is what MARBLECast Product, Inc., aka STATUES.COM, has been doing for over 25 years.
Headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Draper, Truework was born out of a need for consumers to have more control over their sensitive personal information, especially during important high-impact life events like buying a home, leasing an apartment, or getting a new job.
Getting together in social settings while enjoying cocktails is a favorite pastime for many Americans. Whether it’s celebrating life’s occasions or relaxing after a long work week, cocktailing has always been a central part of social networking, and Top Shelf has been a part of Utah’s social scene since 2008.
Chefpanzee supports small local businesses because Utah is their home too. Along with providing delivery services at a cost, even the smallest business can afford, Chefpanzee also provides marketing, consulting and catering opportunities.
To help companies respond to each phase of COVID-19 and manage intelligence from various sources, American Fork-based business cloud provider Domo created the Get Back To Work Command Center. The Center provides a new solution for corporations to protect their most important asset: their people.
When the pandemic hit in March, Earnest’s leadership team acted quickly to ensure a smooth transition to work from home and continues to give employees the flexibility to balance work with personal life with schools and daycare closing.
Mesa Farm Market has earned a stellar reputation by providing the community and its visitors with a plentiful assortment of farmstead cheeses, fresh bread, coffee and vegetables.
As the world’s leading provider of essential oils, Young Living’s International Grand Convention is one of Utah’s largest global trade events.
As Utah residents adapt to the challenges brought by COVID-19, Jiffy Lubes in Utah have kept their bays open and continued to serve their communities.
Aiming to assist local businesses’ recovery from the pandemic, Podium, the leading customer messaging platform for local businesses, released Podium Starter, a free suite of tools designed to enable local businesses to adapt to the new normal by texting their customers.
Sean Bradley’s unwavering commitment to excellence, his community and customers, are trademarks of this entrepreneur.
A Family Tradition of Selling World-Class Melons. For Greg Vetere, his wife Rita and their three daughters, planting over 100,000 melon plants is a family affair that is close to their hearts.
Abra Kanabra: Kane County’s “New but Old” TaglineCamille Johnson Taylor is a seventh-generation Kane County resident, and she could not be more proud.
As many restaurants struggle to keep their doors open during these unprecedented economic times, one Salt Lake City-based business is helping spread the love.
When Janice Boes faced a potentially devastating business downturn amid COVID-19, it didn’t stop the determined entrepreneur.
For one restaurateur based in Lehi, Utah, the coronavirus pandemic is giving her the opportunity to connect with her employees and customers on a more personal level.
The curbside theater is a small, mobile and maneuverable stage with battery-powered lighting and audio.